Nobody wants to meet a car coming the wrong way down a one-way street – least of all when they’re riding a bike along a cycle track in the dark.
The incident occurred yesterday at around 7.15am in Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
John says he was going down a cycle track next to a one-way road when this driver drove “aggressively” towards him in the opposite direction.
“He put on full lights to either dazzle me or hide his plates. I had to crash into the verge.”
The driver didn’t stop, but another did check John was okay.
“Heart rate was up and obviously a bit shook, but otherwise fine.”
Over the years road.cc has reported on literally hundreds of close passes and near misses involving badly driven vehicles from every corner of the country – so many, in fact, that we’ve decided to turn the phenomenon into a regular feature on the site. One day hopefully we will run out of close passes and near misses to report on, but until that happy day arrives, Near Miss of the Day will keep rolling on.
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